March 10, 2014 to April 15, 2014





Contact: Karin Leuthy,, 207-236-8581 x335

Maine Media Workshops + College is announcing a multi-media contest with over $13,000 in prizes, including cash awards as well as Quadcopter and GoPro HERO3 prizes. The contest will accept submissions in photography, video, and writing categories.

The theme of the contest is Seasons. Awards will go to the top submissions that capture the character, dynamic, and beauty of the seasons in the most powerful, attractive, or compelling manner.

Maine Media’s Seasons contestis sponsored by B&H Photo–Video–Pro Audio and Longfellow Books.

The panels of judges are made up of nine luminaries from the photography, film, and publishing industries. Photo judges are Dawna Hilton, director of photography at Down East magazine, Jim Nickelson, fine art photographer and custom digital printer and educator, and Eddie Soloway, an internationally known nature photographer. The video judges are Adam Spielberg, producer and founder of Filament Productions, Caroline von Kuhn, Camden International Film Festival managing director, and John Zavodny, director of the Unity College Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities. The writing judges are Arielle Greenberg, core faculty at Oregon State University-Cascades MFA Program, Tristram C. Coburn, co-publisher for Tilbury House, and Gary Lawless, poet, publisher, and co-owner of Gulf of Maine Books.

The final deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday, April 15. Photographers can submit single images or an eight-image portfolio. One video under 8-minutes should be submitted for that category. The writing contest is for one written submission under 500 words.

Founded in 1973, Maine Media Workshops + College is a non-profit, non-traditional school that provides experiential education for students of all skill levels in film, photography, writing, multimedia, and design. From one and two-day skill-building workshops to one-week and multi-week immersions, Maine Media’s workshops spark creativity and lead to self-discovery through intense, hands-on learning with top-of-the-line gear. The school also offers longer-term programs, including twelve-week intensives, one-year certificates in film and visual storytelling, and a three-year low-residency MFA. All programs produce students who are prepared to work and succeed in their fields.

Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires artists of all ages in thousands of ways.